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Stage The Perfect Turkey Day Celebration With 3 Timely Cocktail Recipes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, enjoy the holiday for what it’s worth – good food, good drink, relaxation and Thanksgiving’s slate of seemingly endless football games. Hornitos® Tequila wants to make sure that your readers are properly equipped with a plan that to get through each stage of the holiday. Using the tips below, readers will be prepped and ready to get the most out of the day – from opening kickoff, right through dessert.

Stage 1: Thanksgiving Day Football  with Char Cold One

Hornitos® Tequila’s Char-Cold One is a refreshing beer-inspired cocktail that is perfect for starting your day. Sit back, put your feet up and watch football the way that it’s meant to be watched.


  • 1 ½ parts
  • 5 parts Mexican lager
  • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 8 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ part lime juice


Combine ingredients in a pint glass or pilsner glass and serve. Garnish with lime.

Stage 2: The Main Course with Hornitos® Plata Paloma

The Hornitos® Plata Paloma is a lighter drink that won’t fill you up as you empty your plate of all of the turkey, stuffing and Thanksgiving goodness that you can stomach.


  • 2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • ½ part lime juice
  • 2 parts white grapefruit juice
  • 2 parts club soda


Combine ingredients in a glass and serve. Garnish with a lime slice.

Stage 3: The Dessert with Brewed Awakenings

Unwind at the end of a long day with the Brewed Awakenings coffee-inspired tequila cocktail that pairs perfectly with any pie on your Thanksgiving spread (that is if you have room for dessert).


  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • 1 ½ parts coffee liqueur
  • ¼ part vanilla syrup *
  • 1 part heavy cream


Combine all ingredients in a glass and serve.

*To make vanilla syrup, mix together 1 part sugar, 1 part water and 1 part vanilla extract. Bring to a boil and cool before serving (approximately 1-2 minutes)

All drinks were created by Hornitos® Tequila’s mixologist, Christian Sanders.